“I will teach all your children, and they will enjoy great peace. You will be secure under a government that is just and fair. Your enemies will stay far away. You will live in peace, and terror will not come near. If any nation comes to fight you, it is not because I sent them. Whoever attacks you will go down in defeat.
“I have created the blacksmith who fans the coals beneath the forge and makes the weapons of destruction. And I have created the armies that destroy. But in that coming day no weapon turned against you will succeed. You will silence every voice raised up to accuse you. These benefits are enjoyed by the servants of the Lord; their vindication will come from me. I, the Lord, have spoken!” (Isaiah 54:13-17, NLT)
Concerning the Lord’s people, Isaiah describes a magnificent endowment, the blood covenant dating back to ancient times and applied especially in the present, a course that specifically resonates in modern terms. Our season is joyful—full of joy!
You belong to the Lord. You do not melt in crisis. You are experienced in peace. You have His guardian watch (like an umpire) over each thought and word, and clearly see your mission in difficult times like these, framed by the Lord’s intention that, with your arrival on the scene He arrives also: “Christ in you the hope of glory.”